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Watching the Oscars on TV is so last year.

For the first time in Academy history, the live telecast for the 86th Academy Awards will be streamed online for qualified TV subscribers. ABC announced Thursday that the pre-show and telecast will be available online and on mobile devices — read on to see how you can catch the show on the go.

Catch the show — during the show and for three days after — by accessing the livestream from Oscar.com, ABC.com, WATCHABC.com, or via the WATCH ABC app. The only thing you’ll need is a cable or satellite subscriber username and password to login — and maybe a charger.

“We’re extremely proud of how much the Oscar Digital Experience has evolved,” writes Albert Cheng, vice president and chief product officer of digital media for Disney/ABC TV. “This year more people than ever before will have access to the backstage streams and verified WATCH ABC viewers will be able to participate in the most interactive Oscars to date, seamlessly navigating between the pre-show, telecast, and the Oscars Backstage experience on their mobile devices.”

Those of you wondering who will be hosting The Oscars Backstage can also cheer for joy. ABC announced that Ben Lyons (film critic and entertainment reporter), Peter Castro (People’s managing editor), and Chris Connelly (Good Morning America contributing editor) will be manning the second-screen show.

Enjoy the show, whether you stick to the TV or catch it on your mobile device!

Source: The Wrap

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!